The Hatch Baby Skill for Alexa

Our mission at Hatch Baby is simple: to make your parenting life easier with products designed for real life. And in real life, you don’t always have a free set of hands. With the Hatch Baby skill for Alexa, you can control and track more with your voice than ever before, from the new Hatch Baby Rest+, to weights with Hatch Baby Grow, to your baby’s daily sleep, feeding and diapers.

As always, we welcome your input! We’d love to hear about your experience using the Hatch Baby Alexa skill and any suggestions or requests for additional phrases you want to use. Email us at support@hatchbaby.com.

Turning on the Hatch Baby Alexa Skill
To get started, enable the Hatch Baby Alexa skill by searching for Hatch Baby in the Alexa app and link to your Hatch Baby account.

The Hatch Baby Alexa Skill
http://alexa.amazon.com

For more information visit Amazon's help page at
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201848700

Interacting with the Hatch Baby Alexa Skill
There are many ways you can speak to Alexa to control your Rest+ or track your baby’s information in the Hatch Baby app. Here are some of the most useful phrases you may want to try. Remember, always start with “Alexa, tell Hatch Baby...” or “Alexa, ask Hatch Baby…” before giving your question or command. 

Options in the Hatch Baby Alexa Skill include:

  • Timers – You can start, pause and stop feeding and sleep timers (timer information will appear in the app at the conclusion of the timer).
  • Naps and Nights – You can add a sleep that has already happened.
  • Feedings – You can add a bottle or nursing that has already happened.  
  • Diapers – record a wet, dirty or both diaper.
  • Activity Report – Find out how much your baby has eaten or slept today or how long since the last nap or feeding.

Control your Rest+

Control Rest+ with your voice for even more hands-free help. Turn the device on and off, control the volume, brightness, colors, sounds and more — without lifting a finger. After enabling the Hatch Baby skill and linking to your Hatch Baby account, try saying:

"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to turn on my Rest Plus."
"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to turn the volume up on the Hatch."
"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to turn down the volume on my lamp."
"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to set the volume to 6 on my sound machine.”
"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to turn the brightness up on Rest Plus."
"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to turn the Rest Plus green."
"Alexa, tell Hatch Baby to set a timer for 45 minutes."

For more detailed utterances, check out Alexa Utterance Details for Rest+ and Hatch Baby Skill.  

Other Phrases to Try

FEEDINGS (Alexa calls this the Feeding Log)

I want to... Try Saying...
Control a feeding timer

Alexa, tell Hatch Baby

...start a nursing on the right side
...switch to the left
...pause feeding
...start a bottle feeding
...stop feeding
...cancel feeding

Add a feeding that has happened

Alexa, tell Hatch Baby

...log a nursing for 20 minutes
...add a bottle of 5oz of formula
...baby just had a bottle of breastmilk

Know about feedings for the day

Alexa, ask Hatch Baby

...what side did I last nurse on?
...how much has baby eaten today?
...how many times has baby eaten today?

Know how long since last feeding

Alexa, ask Hatch Baby

...when was the last feeding?
...when did baby last eat?
...how long have I been nursing?

SLEEPS/NAPS (Alexa calls this the Sleep Log)

I want to... Try Saying...
Control a sleep timer

Alexa, tell Hatch Baby

...start sleep
...begin a sleep
...stop sleep
...finish sleep
...cancel sleep

Add a nap

Alexa, tell Hatch Baby

...the baby slept for 2 hours and 10 minutes
...log a nap at 3pm for 45 minutes

Know about naps for the day

Alexa, ask Hatch Baby

...how much has baby slept today?
...how many naps today?

Know how long since the last nap

Alexa, ask Hatch Baby

...when was the last nap?
...how long has baby been sleeping?
...when did baby fall asleep?

DIAPERS (Alexa calls this the Diaper Log)

I want to... Try Saying...
Log/create a new diaper entry

Alexa, tell Hatch Baby

...add a dirty diaper
...record a wet diaper

Know how many diapers for the day

Alexa, ask Hatch Baby

...how many dirty diapers today?
...how many wet diapers today?
...how many diapers today?

Know time since last diaper

Alexa, ask Hatch Baby

...when was the last diaper change?
...how long since the last diaper?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the Hatch Baby Alexa skill with multiple babies?
Yes! If you have two babies in your Hatch Baby app, Alexa will recognize both names.

Can I use my baby’s name?
Yes! Alexa will recognize your baby’s name. However, Alexa doesn’t recognize possessives so say “When was the last feeding for Jake” rather than “When was Jake’s last feeding” as Alexa doesn’t recognize “Jake’s” as a name. If Alexa is unsure of the name you said she will prompt you for more information.

What types of diapers can I record?
Just like the Hatch Baby app, you can record and report on diapers that are “wet”, “dirty” or “both.” What if Alexa doesn’t understand me? Try saying “Alexa, open Hatch Baby” and follow her prompts to begin interacting.

Do I have to follow the exact phrasing in the chart above?
The suggested wording is just a starting point. The Hatch Baby Alexa skill recognizes many options such as log a diaper, save a diaper, create a diaper, record a diaper, and I changed a diaper.

To see all the phrasings that the Hatch Baby Alexa skill understands, check here.

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